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Is a ssd really worth it? (ssd vs new cpu cooler)

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June 1, 2014 4:53:42 PM

Hey people! I built my budget pc around 3 months ago (fx4300 @4.2ghz w/ stock cooler, ga78lmtusb3, fx4300, hd 7770 2gb, cx430, rosewill ranger m, 2tb seagate green, 8gb 1333, and yeah...) Here is a picture of what I got:http://imgur.com/5irrBBO
If I go for a cpu cooler, installing it will be a bit ahrd, and my temps right now are fine, and I use noise cancelling headphone anyway, so noise doesn't really matter. I just graduated 8th grade (yay), and my birthday is coming up, but I got my gpu as a early b-day present, but I think I should get something. I am thinking about the pny xlr8:http://www.amazon.com/PNY-120GB-6Gbps-2-5-Inch-SSD9SC12...
and I am currently using a 2tb seagate green. If I got it, I think I should buy a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter so i can use the same sata power as my hdd, or should I buy a molex to sata adapter? Also, my motherboard only has sata 2 3 gbps, so should I still get it? How will I keep my games on my hdd and move windows to the ssd without re downloading all my games? Lots of questions, sorry :p 

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June 1, 2014 5:00:20 PM

If your cpu temps are OK, just get the SSD. Get a good brand though. Don't just get the cheapest.

Just put it in where your hard drive currently goes and move your hard drive to the next sata port. Uninstall the OS from the hard drive. Put it on the ssd.
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June 1, 2014 5:01:03 PM

Honestly, as a gamer, it is the second best investment after a GPU. You can get a 128GB below 100$, there is no reason to pass over it. Also, your HDD are going to last way longer since you only store on them.

I would go for a Crucial SSD. They are reliable and really affordable.
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June 1, 2014 5:06:28 PM

redgarl said:
Honestly, as a gamer, it is the second best investment after a GPU. You can get a 128GB below 100$, there is no reason to pass over it. Also, your HDD are going to last way longer since you only store on them.


I just invested in my gpu, and it plays all my games great. After I get the ssd and my cooler later, I look to upgrade my slightly scratched 1050p panel that I HATE. The 128gb ssd is almost half that: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007WT9SU0/ref=s9_simh...

It has great reviews and benchmarks at 512 mbps, which seems pretty great. Should I go for it? How do I keep the games on my hdd and move windows over?
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June 1, 2014 5:09:13 PM

i7Baby said:
If your cpu temps are OK, just get the SSD. Get a good brand though. Don't just get the cheapest.

Just put it in where your hard drive currently goes and move your hard drive to the next sata port. Uninstall the OS from the hard drive. Put it on the ssd.


I think pny is a pretty reliable brand (I use pny optima ram), and how would I keep all my games and move only windows over? I don't have an external drive or a spare drive anymore (sold them to a friend to buy my pc). Should I just move the hard drive today out of excitement :p 
Could I just "fast" mount it and let it hang there? Why can I not just put it under the hard drive?
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June 1, 2014 5:23:00 PM

You have to save data but reinstall applications.
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June 1, 2014 5:29:57 PM

i7Baby said:
You have to save data but reinstall applications.


What do you mean save data? I don't really have too many important files on the hdd, but I have tons of HUGE games, and I don't want to redownload them. How do I make it so that my games don't get deleted, but I boot from the ssd?
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June 1, 2014 5:53:32 PM



Will uninstalling the os require deleting all of my data? I have a 40 gig (hahahahahahaha, :( .) where I can keep a few of my favorite games (sleeping dogs and bf3), and redownload the rest. I think I just unplug my hdd, and then install it fresh to the ssd, and then just drag my games to my ssd and then format hdd and then drag them back. I will try to look for more of a convenient way.
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June 8, 2014 11:09:28 PM

i7Baby said:
If your cpu temps are OK, just get the SSD. Get a good brand though. Don't just get the cheapest.

Just put it in where your hard drive currently goes and move your hard drive to the next sata port. Uninstall the OS from the hard drive. Put it on the ssd.


I decided to live buy, or I gues buy by this quote "Buy it right, or buy it twice" Yeah... So I am going for a tx3 (already ordered) and then an ssd, and then a new case, and then around 4-5 months later, a new monitor. This should make my setup a whole lot more epic...
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